Reading, writing and imagination are all part of the national PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest initiative, operated in conjunction with local schools across the country. This year, WQED is partnering with West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WPSU, and the EQT Foundation to offer the contest, which encourages children in grades K through 3 to submit their own original stories and illustrations for local, regional and national recognition. Enter to win the 2012 contest!
Teens On Q is a television program, produced by WQED, that takes teens behind the scenes of a particular career or industry to meet professionals already at work there, provides teens with some basis for career exploration, and gives them the chance to think about academic, volunteer, and job-shadowing opportunities they can pursue now to prepare for that career. Click to watch Teens On Q Online On-Demand, and check out the Online Job Shadowing Guide (pdf).
PBS Kids Writers Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2014
The annual PBS Kids Writers Contest runs through the end of March. We’re excited to be working with our partners at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WITF in Harrisburg, WPSU in State College and the EQT Foundation, our sponsor for the fifth year.
Community Cinema: "Medora"
March 12, 2014, 6-8 pm, Goodwill, Lawrenceville
Medora, the award-winning film from Independent Lens, has been called “the best sports film…since Hoop Dreams.” This documentary follows the town's down-but-not-out varsity basketball team over a season, capturing the players' stories on and off the court - as the team's struggle to compete parallels the town's fight for survival. Register now. Community Cinema is presented in partnership with the Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The screening and discussion will take place at Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, located at 118 52nd Street, Near Butler & Stanton, in Lawrenceville.